French farmers main beneficiaries of EU's Common Agricultural Policy

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy was launched in 1962 in order to ensure the continent’s food security. Half a century later , Europe’s system of farming subsidies remains controversial because it accounts for almost 40% of the EU budget. That’s why Brussels has launched a comprehensive reform of its flagship programme in a bid to make it greener and more efficient. In this first part of the show , we talk to French farmers in the Périgord region to see how they feel about the CAP. We also interview France's Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll in his native Sarthe region , and speak to farming consultant François Seegers.Finally , we speak to French winegrowers in Bordeaux about the challenges they face.Reports by Julie Dungelhoeff , Claire Williams and Farah BoucherakVisit our website:http://www.france24.comLike us on Facebook: us on Twitter: